VA2Vets Tour rolls through Georgia

VA2Vets Tour rolls through Georgia

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is rolling out the VA2Vets Tour to make sure eligible Veterans get the benefits that are available to them. The nationwide tour includes 70 RV's that are set up as mobile vet centers. They will roam the nation to reach as many counties as possible. The goal is to be accessible to Veterans who might otherwise not have access to a VA Center.

The tour is kicking off in Georgia. According to the VA, Georgia is home to 770,000 Veterans, thousands of whom aren't using, but may be eligible for, benefits through the VA. These include benefits like health care, help with buying a home, and money for a college education.

"59% of Veterans know little to nothing about their benefits and these are life changing benefits," said Tommy Sowers, Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. "They change millions of Veterans lives, they changed my life," he said.

Vets can come to the mobile centers to get information, meet with counselors, and even sign up for benefits right there on the spot.

One of the first stops on the tour was at Georgia Tech University. PHD student Mock Abdelaal served in the U.S. Marine Corps. "I served in Iraq and I was there for the invasion," he said. Abdelaal stopped by the mobile vet center. He says he knew the VA was there for him and knew they offered various services, but wasn't aware of the extent. "I didn't realize that I had 5 years of guaranteed medical coverage, cost free...because I'm a combat vet. So I didn't realize that and I had gone to doctors and paid money," he said.

He says if he's not aware of certain benefits, he can only imagine the benefits that older generations are missing out on. He thinks these mobile units will help. "I have high hopes that people can get covered and get taken care of".

Click here to find out more about the benefits available to Veterans.

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